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Architecture Association professors visit Nomadic Allotments

June 18, 2012

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SE1 children plant herbs at Borough Market’s ‘nomadic allotments’

June 18, 2012

The legacy of ‘Nomadic Allotments’ lives on when pupils from Snowsfields and St Joseph’s Primary Schools visited Borough Market  to help put in a new batch of plants at the market’s mobile allotments.

Nomadic Allotments at EcoFabrica

September 18, 2011

Nomadic Allotments was presented at ECOFABRICA, an eco-oriented and interdisciplinary European design platform, which works in 3 main areas: Eco-Urbanism, Community Design and Sustainable Environmental Consulting.

ECOFABRICA promotes a constructive vision of the future, based upon the conviction that many of the current environmental problems we face are design challenges. ECOFABRICA work’s attitude encourages us to re-think the essential conditions that shape our built environment. Its goal is to re-frame design as a beneficial and regenerative force by creating ecological footprints to envision harmonious natural, urban and domestic environs. Research and Design are integrally articulated through collaborative teamwork. ECOFABRICA expands the definition of design quality to include positive effects on economic, ecological and social well-being within the built environment. ECOFABRICA is always interested in new fields to work associated with challenging like-minded organizations that share their vision.

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Nomadic Allotments Summer 2011

September 18, 2011

New photos of Nomadic Allotments at the Jubliee Market, BoroughMarket

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Nomadic Allotments get a make over….

July 21, 2011

The nomadic allotments made last year by Cardiff University Architecture students have been given a makeover by Borough Market. They are finally being used to their full potential for seating, signage, display and of course growing.

They are located at the Jubilee Market at Borough Market

Nomadic Allotments @ Borough Market live on….

November 2, 2010

It is great to see the original nomadic allotments still going at Borough Market. They make an interesting visit if anyone is in the area…

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Nomadic Allotments @ The Union Street Urban Orchard

September 21, 2010

Thanks to everyone who made the last weekend of The Union Street Urban Orchard such a success. The creativity of workshop visitors was outstanding! Looking forward to seeing the products made from the Orchard’s recycled materials  in their new homes.

Keep checking back for new photos.

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XS Nomadic Allotments

September 12, 2010

To celebrate the dismantling of The Union Street Urban Orchard, The Architecture Foundation will be running a series of creative reuse workshops allowing members of the public to create useful objects from the left over Orchard pallets.

Under the supervision of young designers and carpenters people can get creative building their own chairs, plant boxes, bird boxes, board games and the like from recycled materials. All elements created can be taken away on the day!

The Nomadic Allotment team will be running one of the workshops to creating mini-nomadic allotments. Volunteers will be on hand to help workshop visitors to create their very own nomadic allotment to take home.

Workshops take place throughout Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 5pm with a BBQ on Saturday 18th September from 5pm – 10pm.

£10 general, £7 AF Members to join in the fun!

Pre-book using the PayPal here. Tickets will also be available on the door (cash only)

For more information please visit

DOMUS coverage

July 16, 2010

“Temporary orchards, nomadic allotments and portable theatres trumpeted the return of the London Festival of Architecture this summer, a biennial orgy of walks, talks, installations and performances aimed at bridging the gulf between architects and their estranged public.

Students of the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff continued the green theme by assembling a series of ‘nomadic allotments’ out of palettes and other materials scavenged from Borough market, providing a convivial space to linger on the fringe of its hectic food hall. Such projects had instant appeal, capturing the public imagination as to how the city could be. Done well, the festival proved that temporary interventions can provide a snapshot of the possible, with the potential to open up fundamental debates about the future of a site or street.”

Oliver Wainwright DOMUS 13.07.2010

A big thank you!

July 15, 2010

Thank you to all who made the Launch of Nomadic Allotments such a success.

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